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SUSE Certified Deployment Specialist in SUSE Rancher and Kubernetes Distributions (SCDS)

The SUSE Certified Deployment Specialist (SCDS) in SUSE Rancher and Kubernetes Distributions is designed for DevOps and Deployment Engineers and System Administrators. This certification demonstrates knowledge of how to deploy Kubernetes clusters with RKE, RKE2 and K3S, both from the command line and from SUSE Rancher. This certification also demonstrates knowledge of how to deploy SUSE Rancher on Kubernetes. In addition, it includes an understanding of backing up and restoring RKE and RKE2 clusters from the command line and backing up RKE with SUSE Rancher.

Detailed Objectives:

Deploy RKE

  • Plan a New Cluster
  • Get Started with Deployment
  • Configure RKE
  • Deploy Kubernetes with RKE
  • Work with config.yaml
  • Add Nodes
  • Troubleshoot

Deploy RKE2 and K3s

  • Requirements
  • Nodes
  • Understand RKE2 Architecture
  • Configure RKE2
  • Deploy theInitial RKE2 Cluster
  • Add Nodes
  • Troubleshoot
  • RKE2 and K3s

Deploy SUSE Rancher

  • Deploy SUSE Rancher with HELM
  • Deploy with Terraform
  • Other Deployment Options

Deploy RKE with SUSE Rancher

  • Deploy RKE on Existing Servers
  • Deploy RKE on New Nodes on an Infrastructure Provider
  • Deploy RKE with a Hosted Kubernetes Provider

Backup and Restore RKE and RKE2 Clusters

  • etcd and Failure Recovery
  • Back up and Restore RKE Cluster
  • Backup and Restore RKE2 Cluster

Recommended training for this certification

The following eLearning modules will help you prepare for this exam

  • eRAN001 – Deploy RKE
  • eRAN002 – Deploy RKE2 and K3s
  • eRAN003 – Deploy SUSE Rancher
  • eRAN004 – Deploy RKE with SUSE Rancher
  • eRAN005 – Backup and Restore RKE and RKE2 Clusters

As with all SUSE certifications, course work is not required. You need to pass this certification exam and meet the prerequisites in order to achieve the certification. We highly recommend you study the objectives and prepare for the exam.

Exams

  • Exam Type: Exam is questions based; there are 70 questions
  • Exam Code: scds_ran_k8s
  • Exam Length: You have 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • Scoring: The passing score is 70%
  • Retake Policy: If you do not pass the exam, you must wait 72 hours before you can schedule and take the exam again
  • Cost: $149
 
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